“Breaking It Down With Bristol” – Week Three

“Breaking It Down With Bristol” – Week Three October 8, 2012

Thanks to Kevin Scholla for the third episode of “Breaking It Down with Bristol,” which originally aired on SarahNet Radio

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  • michelle smythe

    Can’t wait! You have lts of votes from our house. Thanks Kevin! Go Bristol!!!

  • simonek@gmail.com

    Go Bristol! You are a joy to listen to. Great laugh. These weekly interviews are fun.

  • Bree Merr

    Bristol your interviews are getting better each week. Looking forward to the dance tonite and you will have our suppoert and many votes. Prayers for you and Mark that a wall of protection will be about you.

  • meredith

    Hi Bristol

    Are these interviews posted on facebook?

  • blackbird

    Have a great night on DWTS Bristol.


    How important is it to offer our love, especially to those closest to us, with no strings attached? Ernest Hemingway wrote a poignant short story called “The Capital of the World.” In it he tells about a Spanish father who wants to reconcile with his son who has run away to Madrid. In order to locate the boy he takes out this ad in the El Liberal newspaper: “Paco, meet me at the Hotel Montana at noon on Tuesday. All is
    forgiven. Love, Papa.”

    Paco is a common name in Spain, and when the father goes to the square he finds 800 young men named Paco waiting for their fathers.

    What drew them to the hotel? As Hemingway tells it, it was the words “All is forgiven.” I notice that the father did not say, “All WILL BE forgiven IF you do this or that.” Not, “All WILL BE forgiven WHEN you do such and such.” He simply says, “All is forgiven.” No strings attached.

    And that’s the hard part – un-attaching the strings. Wiktionary tells us that the origin of the expression “no strings attached” may go back to ancient times when documents were written on parchment that were rolled up and secured with a string. The Babylonian Talmud in Tractate Bava Metzi’a tells of a man who gives his wife a bill of divorce on such a parchment, but holds onto the string so that he can snatch it back, should he choose to do so. The divorce, therefore, is not considered valid since he will not give it freely. Similarly, love, forgiveness or friendship that is given with strings and conditions attached are a sham and not valid, since they can be snatched back at any time.

    An unknown author beautifully portrays the possibilities of no-strings-attached love in this heartfelt story titled “The Rock.”

    “As she grew older her teenage daughter became increasingly rebellious. It culminated late one night when the police arrested her daughter for drunk driving. Mom had to go to the police station to pick her up.

    They didn’t speak until the next afternoon.

    Mom broke the tension by giving her a small gift- wrapped box.

    Her daughter nonchalantly opened it and found a little rock inside.

    She rolled her eyes and said, ‘Cute, Mom, what’s this for?’

    ‘Read the card,’ Mom instructed.

    Her daughter took the card out of the envelope and read it. Tears started to trickle down her cheeks. She got up and lovingly hugged her mom as the card fell to the floor.

    On the card were these words: ‘This rock is more than 200,000,000 years old. That is how long it will take before I give up on you.'”

    This mother is not saying, “I will love you IF.” Instead she says that she will love her daughter forever and nothing can change that. No strings attached.

    When we learn to love like that, I think we’ll understand the words of Emmett Fox, who said, “If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.”

    By Steve Goodier

  • NanaJ

    Bristol looked beautiful and performed her dance well. At least Carrie Ann was not rude to Bristol tonight but they did give her the lowest scores of the night. Please vote for Bristol and Mark to keep her on.

  • Gregory Russo

    Love the Interview Update Bristol. I all ready knew about the show, but I love hearing the other interviews for others beyound bristols mother. It is so informative.

    I am a longtime Team Sarah Via Susan b Anthony list supporter and Activist. Team sarah is named after bristol’s Mom Gov. Sarah Palin.

    I hope you keep you spirits up Bristol because We are praying for your family, Mark and yourself.

    Yes, i gave all my votes for Mark and Bristol.

  • Yvonne

    I voted for you for sure. You and Mark did great!! Very proud of you.

  • Stephanie Johnson

    Thanks for answering my question, Bristol! You’re the best!

  • Pete A. Gonzales

    Bristol, your doing great and best of luck to you. I love your Mother and your family. I totally support Sarah and am a contributor to SarahPAC. I am a very proud Vietnam Army retired veteran. I am strongly in support of Mitt Romney’s run for the Presidency and he totally kicked Obama’s butt during their debate. Again good luck and I hope you win DWTS!!

  • Nicki Scroggin

    Keep Dancing Bristol, we got your back!! You are doing a fabulous job and we are all so proud of you!! Thanks for the interview Kevin, I always look forward each week to breaking it down with Bristol 🙂

  • bellagrazi

    Awesome, thanks Bristol!

  • Nadi

    Super interviews!